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SPARK Year 4 Writing Remote Judging Session Summer Term (Cancelled)

The removal of national curriculum levels has afforded schools great freedom to assess pupils using their chosen methodology, beyond the statutory assessment points. However, with this freedom comes the anxiety about pupil progress, which is particularly felt across KS2. Following a successful trial during the spring term we are pleased to offer a further summer term Year 4 writing cluster meeting. These meetings aim to develop consistency of judgement in teacher assessment and to provide a benchmark for writing midway through KS2.

This session is for teachers who have already used compara ...
Course Code: EDU 17/544

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‘I’m Not Messy, I’m Creative’ - Creativity Takes Courage

This course seeks to challenge practitioners’ perceptions of creativity and how we can develop this in all children. It will also identify the different ways in which groups of learners can be creative. The ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ area of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) focuses on the processes children undertake rather than a finished product and looks at creativity in its widest sense.

The Education Inspection Framework states that inspectors will consider how well “children develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across all the ...
Course Code: EDU 21/041

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Teaching Phonics in KS2 (EVENT FULL)

Teaching phonics is an integral part of the primary curriculum and an essential skill in learning to read. High quality phonics teaching can secure pupil outcomes in both reading and writing but relies upon secure practitioner subject knowledge. When pupils do not secure these skills in Key Stage 1, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to engage with the demands of the key stage two curriculum. Closing this gap and learning the essential skills that systematic synthetic phonics can teach, is of paramount importance.

However, many teachers and teaching assistants in Key Stage 2 have no ...
Course Code: EDU 21/033

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Session 1Friday 12 March 202109:00 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Effective Grammar Teaching for Years 5 & 6

The national curriculum 2014 details specific subject content and terminology for the teaching of grammar, alongside accountability measures which test these aspects of the curriculum. However, research by D. Myhill et al. shows that effective grammar teaching is embedded in real contexts for writing and related to the effect of grammar on audience and purpose, supported by metacognition. Therefore, teachers need the opportunity to develop the required subject knowledge, whilst considering the appropriate provision for teaching grammar in their context.

This course aims to equip practition ...
Course Code: EDU 21/056
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Session 1Monday 15 March 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Monday 29 March 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Effective Grammar Teaching for Year 2

The national curriculum 2014 details specific subject content and terminology for the teaching of grammar, alongside accountability measures which test these aspects of the curriculum. However, research by D. Myhill et al. shows that effective grammar teaching is embedded in real contexts for writing and related to effect of grammar on audience and purpose, supported by metacognition. It means teachers really need to access provision such as this to ensure they can discuss and reflect on their practice.

This course aims to equip practitioners with practical strategies to use in their classr ...
Course Code: EDU 21/050
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Session 1Tuesday 16 March 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Tuesday 11 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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SPARK Year 2 Science Moderation

The purpose of Year 2 Science Moderation is to ensure that an agreement on standards of teacher assessment can be reached. It gives teachers confidence that their assessments are accurate and consistent with the national picture. The discussion focuses on how teachers reached their judgements, and offers them an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of standards by focusing on a small number of individual children and their work. Moderation is designed as a supportive process. The emphasis is on the development of the skills of the practitioner and their confidence in assessing childr ...
Course Code: EDU 20/771
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Session 1Thursday 22 April 202116:00 - 18:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Essential Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants

In 2018 the Education Endowment Foundation produced a Guidance Report designed to help provide practical evidence-based guidance to help schools make the best use of teaching assistants. Drawing on evidence, the EEF revealed that the “typical deployment and use of TAs*, under everyday conditions, is not leading to improvements in academic outcomes”. However, EEF trials have demonstrated that, when they are well-trained and used in structured settings with high-quality support and training, TAs can make a noticeable positive impact on pupil learning.

Teaching assistants who regularly support ...
Course Code: EDU 21/051
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Session 1Friday 23 April 202109:00 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Friday 7 May 202109:00 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Problem Solving & Reasoning in KS1

Two of the three aims of the National Curriculum in Mathematics (DfE, July 2014) for all pupils from EYFS to KS5 are:
• reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

In KS1, pupils are beginning to develop their problem solv ...
Course Code: EDU 21/057
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Session 1Monday 26 April 202109:00 - 12:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Problem Solving & Reasoning in KS2

Two of the three aims of the National Curriculum in Mathematics (DfE, July 2014) for all pupils from EYFS to KS5 are:
• reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

In KS2, pupils should be developing their mathematical rea ...
Course Code: EDU 21/058
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Session 1Tuesday 27 April 202109:00 - 12:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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SPARK Reception Supporting Effective Practice Network

‘School-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning are important strategies within the national agenda to raise standards and improve the quality of teachers and school leadership’ (DfE Research Project led by Louise Stoll Spring, 2015).

This network provides an opportunity for Reception
teachers to share good practice. There are two sessions
across the year that focus on priorities raised by Reception colleagues across schools from both Kingston and Richmond. A team of experienced practitioners, who are currently working in Reception, contribute to the content of each session with suppo ...
Course Code: EDU 20/540
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Session 1Tuesday 27 April 202115:45 - 16:45Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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